Sania Mirza is a popular Indian tennis player, widely known for her style and personal life. Right now, she is ranked No. 1 in the women’s doubles rankings. She is living in Hyderabad (India), Dubai (UAE) and Pakistan. She is one of the most popular Indian tennis players in the world. She has millions of fans worldwide especially in India, UAE, and a few other countries.
In this article, we have compiled a list of lesser known, interesting, mind blowing and unknown facts about Sania Mirza. So, let’s read it!
10 Interesting and Lesser Known Facts About Sania Mirza
1. Born and Raised in Hyderabad
Sania was born on November 15, 1986 in Mumbai and raised in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
2. First Engaged to Childhood Friend
Sania Mirza first engaged to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza in 2009 but the engagement broke later on.
3. Sania Married to Pakistani Cricketer Shoaib Malik
In 2010, Sania Mirza married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. The marriage function was held in Hyderabad’s popular hotel ‘Taj Krishna’.
4. Most Searched Celebrity on Google
Sania Mirza was one of the most searched celebrities on Google in 2010. It was the year when she married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and have controversy created.
5. Do Not Lives in India Or Pakistan
Sania permanently moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates after her marriage with Shoaib Malik. Before her marriage, she was living in Hyderabad, India.
6. First to Win WTA Title
Sania Mirza is the first Indian to win a WTA title. It was one of the most important moments for the Indian tennis. It is also one of the most interesting facts about Sania Mirza.
7. First Indian Tennis Player Who Earned US$1 Million
She becomes the first Indian tennis player who earned US$1 million prize money in the history of Indian tennis. It was one of the most proud moments for Indian tennis.
8. Honorary Degree from University
Sania received an honorary degree from MGR Educational and Research Institute University, Chennai. It is one of the lesser known facts about Sania Mirza.
9. Won Many Awards
Sania Mirza bagged many awards, such as ‘Arjuna Award’ in 2004, ‘Newcommer of the Year’ in 2005, and ‘Padmashri’ in 2006. She is one of the most popular celebrities in India.
9. Made Indian Proud
The Economic Times named Sania Mirza in the list of the “33 women who made India proud”. It is one of the most interesting facts about Sania Mirza.
Article Title: 10 Interesting and Lesser Known Facts About Sania Mirza
Article first published on August 24, 2016.